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Sr. Manufacturing Engineer

Date: Apr 13, 2021

Location: Thomasville, GA, US, 31792

Company: Evoqua

Evoqua has the strength of a major global business while embracing the entrepreneurial spirit of a startup.  Our innovative products have been solving the world’s water problems for more than 100 years.  Today, we are building on that strong history of success – transforming water for our customers enriching the lives of consumers.  


Evoqua’s unparalleled portfolio of proven brands, advanced technologies, mobile and emergency water supply solutions and services helps cities across the world provide and discharge clean water, and equips the leisure and commercial industries to maximize productivity and profitability.  Every day, millions of people and thousands of companies rely on Evoqua Water Technologies to help meet their needs for clean water.


What does it mean to work here. . .


Our Mindset:  We put customers first.  We know we succeed only when our customers succeed. To that end, we make decisions at lowest possible levels, at fastest possible speeds – freeing employees to respond to customers quickly and effectively without sacrificing safety or quality.


Our organization: We work as “One Evoqua”.  We collaborate across our global enterprise. In an increasingly competitive marketplace, no single product, group or unit succeeds on their own, no matter how remarkable they are.  We are one team.


Our People: We hire for brains and heart.  We are industry experts who foster great relationships with colleagues and customers.  We value technical knowledge and experience, alongside business insight and people smarts.  We nurture both the hard and soft skills of our talent.


Our Leadership: We lead from where we are.  We take ownership.  We lead from all levels.  We value the opportunity to grow, as a business and as people.  We hold each other accountable to make the right things happen for maximum performance. 


Our promise:  Grow with the Best. We grow with the best.  We are on the move.  As the world’s first choice for water solutions, our workplace will continue to evolve and expand, and so will the opportunities.  This is a workplace that nourishes talented people.  Immerse yourself . . . in Evoqua. 


Apply today to join our 4000 professionals around the world as we pursue our purpose: Transforming Water. Enriching Life.




The Manufacturing Engineer will be responsible for the product flow and processes throughout all three Thomasville buildings.  Incumbent will take the lead developing and implementing optimal, cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods in accordance with product specifications and quality standards. Works with a team or alone to recommend and implement improvements to production processes, methods and controls. Coordinates with team members on manufacturing launch for new or revised products. Priorities include process improvement, problem resolution, project management, SAP part routings, make vs buy analysis and employee training. Uses lean manufacturing methodologies to help improve lead-times, quality and cost by removing waste and increasing value to our customers. Creates and maintain the documentation needed for products and processes.




  • Live our culture and exemplify our Growth Enabling Behaviors to be highly enabled to deliver, highly empowered to succeed and highly accountable to lead
  • Responsible for developing and implementing optimal, cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods in accordance with product specifications and quality standards
  • Prepares and maintains detailed layouts of buildings and equipmen
  • Identifies and calculates cost of labor, material, and time requirements by studying proposals, blueprints, specifications, and related documents
  • Recommends and implements improvements to production processes, methods, and controls.
  • Coordinates manufacturing launch for new and revised products
  • Priorities include process improvement, problem resolution, project management, and employee training
  • Performance research, design and development of manufacturing processes, including production flow, assembly methods, and production equipment
  • Coordinates the manufacturing launch of new/revised products, including establishing goals, training team members, and evaluating result
  • Designs, develops, tests or sources and cost-justifies various tools, machinery, and equipment for recommended manufacturing methods
  • Creates and maintains standard work documents
  • Represents manufacturing on cross-functional teams; Leads and supports lean manufacturing initiatives including cost reductions and productivity improvements
  • Prepares estimates and reports based on calculations per customer requirements




  • BS Degree in Industrial or Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent)
  • 10+ years experience in Manufacturing/Process Engineering and/or Operations
  • Experience in leading Lean Manufacturing events (Kaizen, 5S, etc.)
  • Certifications an advantage including Six Sigma Black Belt, SME/Shingo Lean Bronze Practitioner





 Must be able to sit, stand, hear, and see on a constant basis.

 Must be able to walk, write, and type on a frequent basis.

 Must be able to lift and carry up to 30 pounds.

 Must be able to climb and descend stairs.

 Must be able to bend, carry, reach, push, and pull on an occasional basis.

 Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing.

 May work indoors and outdoors as needed. Exposure to heat up to 120 degrees and cold to 0 degrees.

 May work in areas where noise level is such that hearing protection is required.

 May be exposed to varying amounts of dust and dirt.

 Work surfaces may include concrete.

 Employee must be able to operate a computer and communicate via telephone.

 Some travel to other locations, meetings and/or seminars is required.



The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, success profile characteristics or qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.  Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at anytime.


Evoqua Water Technologies prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Evoqua Water Technologies takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

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Nearest Major Market: Thomasville
Nearest Secondary Market: Valdosta